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Come join Liepāja Tours and "TheCeļotājs" visit to the Liepāja Under the Regimes of Occupation "Liepāja okupaciju rezimos" museum located at Klāva Ukstina 7 / 9

Liepāja Under the Regimes of Occupation "Liepāja okupaciju rezimos" not unlike the one in Riga, although on a much smaller scale, this museum traces the bloody history of both the Soviet and Nazi occupation of Latvia and the direct effect on Liepāja. Exhibits illustrate how the Soviets 'held elections' which included only one party, the communist party, and how attempts by local Latvians to create an opposition ballot only led to a swift death. It also shows the genocide committed against the Jewish population, the deportations of Latvians to Siberia and, later, the creation of the independence movement in the 1980s. Sadly the exhibits aren't available yet in English. Soviet gulag survivors meet upstairs.

The Occupational Regimes

The museum's department "Liepāja during the occupational regimes" was opened on the 21st January 2001. Its mission is to maintain collective historic memory of the nation in order to strengthen its national self-consciousness, which is state system's ideological and emotional basis, while recounting historic questions considering the loss of state system and occupational period. This department is situated in the building that during the Awaking period used to be the lodging of the Latvian National Front in Liepāja K. Ukstina iela 7/9.

The basic layout reflects the influence of international treaties of 1939 "Molotov-Ribentrop Pact and the USSR and Latvia's mutual help treaty" on the Liepāja region socially politic, economic and cultural life -- repatriation of german-baltics, the events of 1940-1942, the beginning of the soviet occupational regime, socially economic transformations and changes, Liepāja during the Second World War, the repeated soviet occupation, deportations of 1941 and 1949, gulag, the Third Awaking, including the period of time from 1939 till 1991.

There is also Janis Laditis' photo collection layout situated in this department. Besides, the museum's collection and art thematic exhibitions are organized.

Liepāja Under the Regimes of Occupation (Liepāja okupāciju režīmos)
Klāva Ukstiņa 7/9
Liepaja LV-3401 Latvia
Tel. +371 3420274
Email: info@liepajasmuzejs.lv
Website: http://www.liepajasmuzejs.lv

Hours Open:
Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun -- 10:00--18:00
Friday 11:00--19:00
Monday and Tuesday
Photography "in accordance with bill of fare"
Admission: Free.


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